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Silver Scholar Offerings

Classes specifically designed for anyone celebrating life experience of 55 years or better. Enjoy small class size and a relaxed learning atmosphere.

 Computer Basics

Whether you are new to the computer or just want to brush up on your skills. This class will cover the basic skills, email and internet browsers.

Aug 9 - Aug 9
19/YR*VOC*1494*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
T. Reck

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal.

Apr 12 - Apr 12
19/YR*NON*1327*111
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
T. Reck

May 10 - May 10
19/YR*NON*1327*112
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
T. Reck

Genealogy- Learning Your Ancestry

Trace your family’s lineage and history using multiple resources including the Internet.  Learn how to effectively research historical records that include census data, church records, marriage and death notifications.

Apr 26 - Apr 26
19/YR*NON*1103*103
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $30.00
M. Lawson

Social Media Basics

What is it?  How do I get started?  What do I do once I get started?  How do I use it?  Get the answers to these questions and others during the most recent social networking tools.  Topics covered will include Facebook, Pinterest, and You Tube.

Jun 7 - Jun 7
19/YR*VOC*1071*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
W. Shilling

Ipad/Iphone for Work or Play

Discover what your iPhone and iPad operating systems can do for you.  Explore cool features and apps, including Family Sharing, Health, enhanced notifications, time-lapse photo mode, group messages with voice and video, Quick-Type and more.  Please note:  iPhones and iPads will not be provided.

Jun 21 - Jun 21
19/YR*BUS*1494*106
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111B - $20.00
W. Shilling

Smartphone for Dummies-Android

Do you have a new phone? Would you like to use your smart phone to its full potential? This class is for you! Learn about the "apps" and everything "cool" about your new phone.

Aug 2- Aug 2
19/YR*NON*1260*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
W. Shilling

Essential Oils Make & Take Oil Class

Are you ready to get energized?  Or would you like to relieve stress?  You can get the best of both at this essential oils make-and-take class!  Whether you are new to essential oils or you already use them, this class will be a fun way to learn about them and make some amazing blends to take home with you.  You will have the option to make two blends.  You can choose from energy, stress relief, calming, headache relief, and/or immune support.  Each person will take home two blends of rollerballs, sprays, or one of each.  In addition to the class fee there will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor the night of class.  Of course, if you want more than two blends, you are welcome to make more for an additional $5 fee per bottle.  This class will be a great way to have some fun and experience the magic of essential oils! 

Jul 12 - Jul 12
19/YR*NON*1327*113
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
T. Reck

Are You a Windows 10 Dummy?: Windows 10 Features and Updates 

Take this class to get a running start with Windows 10 operating system. Learn to use the "Edge" versus Internet Explorer. Discover task view and Snap Assist for windows management. Learn about customization, managing user accounts, and Cortana, the new voice controlled assistant, along with many other features.

Jul 26 - Jul 26
19/YR*VOC*1494*103
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $20.00
W. Shilling

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Dog Obedience

Basic Obedience

Develop a rewarding relationship with your dog! This course will guide you to establish clear communication with your canine companion. Obedience and manners will be introduced through a series of on-leash exercises. You will learn how to motivate and reward your dog to reinforce cooperation, as well as how to capture and nurture calmness. These techniques will boost your dog’s confidence and impulse control, and combined with structure and fulfillment at home, will help you to resolve or prevent problem behavior. Dogs should be at least 6 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first day of class is an informative session; you will not bring your dog, just a current rabies certificate and both classes will meet together at 2pm.  

Classes will be held on the North Ottumwa Campus at the Rural Services Training Center. The instructor will be W. Steingreaber. The cost of each class is $80.

The first day of class is an informative session; you will not bring your dog, just a current rabies certificate and both classes will meet together at 2pm.  

Apr 28 - Jun 09
19/YR*NON*2100*103
Sun, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Apr 28 - Jun 09
19/YR*NON*2100*104
Sun, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Jun 16 - Jul 28
19/YR*NON*2100*105
Sun, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Jun 16 - Jul 28
19/YR*NON*2100*106
Sun, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Advanced Dog Obedience

For the everywhere dog! This course will strengthen your dog’s understanding of behavior expectations in public spaces and real-world scenarios. Each week, the group will meet in a different location to proof obedience and focus around distractions. City parks, hiking trails, and dog-friendly businesses are great places to practice leash manners, duration work, recalls, and pack socialization. Instructor approval and completion of Basic Obedience are prerequisites for this course. Dogs should be at least 6 months of age to take the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first day of class is an informative session; you will not bring your dog, just a current rabies certificate.

Aug 6 - Aug 27
19/YR*NON*2100*107
Tue, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Educational

My Energy Portfolio 10

WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ENERGY FOOTPRINT?
WANT TO LEARN IF SOLAR ENERGY IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY COSTS?
WANT TO LEARN WHY ENERGY COSTS SHOULD BE FIGURED INTO YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN?

Then "My Energy Portfolio 10" presented by 3ECO & Indian Hills Community College may be the right class for you. This class will run you through the basics of how to estimate if a distributive generation source is correct for your home or business. Materials needed for the class are: Pen Paper Calculator. And your login information for online utility accounts usage history. You will also need 18-24 months of the most recent electric heating & water utility bills. No prior experience with electricity or energy is required.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30PM - 7:30PM on the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 204.

Apr 30 - Apr 30
19/YR*NON*1672*103
$50.00

Internet/Email Safety

This is an informational class about safety on the Internet.  Learn about internet hackers, identity scams and phishing, viruses and other threats.  

Jun 11 - Jun 11
19/YR*VOC*1021*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $35.00
W. Shilling

Smartphone for Dummies-Android

Do you have a new phone? Would you like to use your smart phone to its full potential? This class is for you! Learn about the "apps" and everything "cool" about your new phone.

Apr 17 - Apr 17
19/YR*NON*1260*103
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $29.00
W. Shilling

Poetry Workshop for Beginners & Experienced

This course is not lecture nor a course on poetry writing theory. A workshop is about “doing.” We will examine the works of various poets, write poems, and then critique each other’s work. This is how workshops are done at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. If you are a beginner, by the end of the course you should have an idea of how to develop and improve your writing. If you are already experienced in poetry writing, by the end of the course you may have some new ideas and motivation to continue your writing.

Apr 8 - Apr 29
19/YR*NON*2050*102
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $50.00
R. Collett Jr

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LeeAnne Krusemark will be instructing the following classes on Thurs, Apr 18 at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A.

Save $Money$ with Extreme Couponing!

Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you:
* where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items
* how to find the best coupon apps and websites
* how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings
* how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with
Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.

19/YR*NON*3160*101
11:00AM - 12:00PM, $20.00

How to Earn Extra $Money$ with a Mystery Shopping Business (post-requisite)

Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must also attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas”), and you will also learn how to:
* sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES!
* avoid the pitfalls and scams
* create a required mystery shopping resume and profile
* take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income
With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shopping today! A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door that includes a list of 25 legitimate companies.

19/YR*VOC*1401*101
12:00PM - 1:00PM, $20.00

Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas

Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start up workshop you will ever find. You will discover:
* more than 250 legitimate home business ideas
* mandatory legal documentation
* many ways to market your product/service
* how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!)
If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.

19/YR*BUS*1223*101
1:00PM - 3:00PM, $30.00

Make $Money$ with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business (prerequisite)

If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (participants must attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas"), you will then discover:
* how and where to find clients
* 50 ways to advertise/market your services
* effective home office equipment choices
* 100 ways to make money with a computer
* FREE national networking information
There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door.

19/YR*BUS*1223*102
3:00PM - 4:00PM, $20.00

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*101
4:00PM - 5:00PM, $20.00

Meet the Agent/Publisher Q&A – Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript for a professional critique of your entire manuscript (for an optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor for in-class critique. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*102
5:00PM - 6:00PM, $20.00

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for online blogs, magazines, and websites. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, find story ideas, conduct interviews and find sources, protect your copyright, create query letters, use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self published novel, and even how you can create your own Blog and monetize it! A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard.

19/YR*VOC*3159*103
6:00PM - 7:00PM,  $20.00

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to:
* become a “published” writer overnight
* submit manuscripts the correct way
* find the right publisher for your work
* write irresistible query letters
* determine when and how to get an agent
* 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer
If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. The instructor is a journalist, author, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.

19/YR*VOC*3159*104
7:00PM - 9:00PM, $30.00

Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options (prerequisite: Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published

Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self- publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at

19/YR*VOC*3159*105
9:00PM - 10:00PM, $20.00

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Basic Digital Photography

It’s time to take your photography to the next level and get ready to take amazing vacation photos!  Learn manual controls of your camera along with the automatic settings to get the most out of your camera.  Instructor is a retired Navy Seal Photographer.  

Apr 24 - May 05 
19/YR*NON*1029*102
Davis County Service Center
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, $99.00
P. Roers

Advanced Digital Photography

Take it beyond basic, come learn flash photography to enhance photos and learn some “trick” photography.  Learn to take photos that will impress all your friends and family!  

Mar 18 - Apr 15
19/YR*NON*1028*101
Davis County Service Center
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rm: Site - $99.00
P. Roers

Jun 03 - Jun 24
19/YR*NON*1028*102
Davis County Service Center
Mon, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rm: Site - $99.00
P. Roers

Intro to Bees & Beekeeping 

Want to learn more about honey bees and pollinators? Considering beekeeping, but want to learn more before you invest? Just bought your bees and equipment, now what? Have some experience in beekeeping but not quite confident in what you're doing? Then this class is for you! Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Learn the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment & requirements. By the end of this class, you will be ready to work your own colony the first year and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives. This class is part of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program.  Course fee includes a student manual. 

Classes will be held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center room 111A.  The cost for each class is $61.00.

May 07 - May 09
19/YR*VOC*1802*106
Tues & Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

June 04 - June 06
19/YR*VOC*1802*107
Tues & Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Aug 27 - Aug 29
20/YR*VOC*1802*101
Tues & Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Apprentice Beekeeper

Will focus on hive health and management. These include information on how to check the health of your hive, how to monitor for pests and diseases, honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement, and other IPM recommendations. Program Course fee includes a student manual. 

Jul 09 - Jul 11
19/YR*VOC*1802*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 111A - $61.00

Weekend Warrior Auto Rep

Learn the basics of DIY brake replacement, engine diagnostics and oil change, tire rotation and brake inspection. Bring your own vehicle.  All DIY classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus, at the Advanced Technology Center building, room 157.

DIY Oil Change/Tire Rotation
Apr 15 - Apr 15
19/YR*VOC*3461*103
Mon, 5:30PM - 7:30PM, $25.00

Oils of the Bible

What the Bible says sets a biblical foundation for the use of modern day essential oils. We will explore the uses in the Old and New Testaments to uncover where the oils came from, how they were made and how they were used in biblical times. We will reveal the oils and spices most commonly mentioned in the Bible. Learn their origins, histories, significance and how they can be used today to help our bodies heal. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A and instructed by T. Reck. 

Mar 28 - Mar 28
19/YR*NON*1327*109
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$20.00

Essential Oils Make & Take Class

Are you ready to get energized?  Or would you like to relieve stress?  You can get the best of both at this essential oils make-and-take class!  Whether you are new to essential oils or you already use them, this class will be a fun way to learn about them and make some amazing blends to take home with you.  You will have the option to make two blends.  You can choose from energy, stress relief, calming, headache relief, and/or immune support.  Each person will take home two blends of rollerballs, sprays, or one of each.  In addition to the class fee there will be a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor the night of class.  Of course, if you want more than two blends, you are welcome to make more for an additional $5 fee per bottle.  This class will be a great way to have some fun and experience the magic of essential oils! Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A and instructed by T. Reck.

May 8 - May 8
19/YR*NON*1327*114
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$20.00

Job Seeking 101: Cover Letter & Resume Writing

Learn how to create a professional cover letter and resume. Please be prepared with job history, education, and other important information and bring it with you to this course. A flash drive will be provided to each student at class so they can store all work completed to take home.

Jun 11 - Jun 11
19/YR*VOC*3150*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tue., 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 216 - $30.00
W. Shilling

Iowa in the Civil War

The Civil War was largely fought by young farmers. Iowa sent a higher percentage of young farmers to the war than any other state. Much material will be presented from unpublished letters and journals from soldiers and people at home. Artifacts and weapons from the conflict will be shown.  Class is held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center, room 111A.

Jun 13 - Jun 13
19/YR*NON*1575*102
Thurs, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
$30

Financial Planning

I’m Retired! Now What?

Congratulations! You’re retired. You’ve planned well and have the necessary resources to celebrate this achievement. But have you thought beyond the goal of retirement? Considered how technology is changing our lives, how we’re living longer? This course looks at ways to potentially extend your resources or consider other options to help maintain your desired lifestyle.

Classes will be held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center room 111A. The instructor will be B. Smith. Each class will cost $20.

May 16 - May 16
19/YR*ELI*1123*109
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Jun 13 - Jun 13
19/YR*ELI*1123*110
Thur, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Legacy Planning: Sharing the Wealth

This course focuses on Legacy planning and discusses ways to help assure your intentions are met. We’ll discuss the transfer of assets over generations and steps that can be pursued to provide specific instruction for the disbursement of assets to loved ones, charities, and endowments.

Classes will be held at the Ottumwa Campus in the Advanced Technology Center room 111A. The instructor will be B. Smith. Each class will cost $20.

Apr 11 - Apr 11
19/YR*ELI*1123*106
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Jun 18- Jun 18
19/YR*ELI*1123*111
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Jul 09 - Jul 09
19/YR*ELI*1123*112
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Social Security for You

Navigating and interpreting the options available in Social Security can be a challenge. One size does not fit all. Do you want to retire early? Do you plan to work longer? Are health issues a pressing concern? Your unique situation is a major consideration in determining when to take Social Security benefits. This class is designed to provide you with knowledge surrounding current rules and options that may be available so you can make an informed decision regarding your retirement planning.

Jul 23 - Jul 23
19/YR*ELI*1222*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Retirement! It’s almost here…

Retirement is on the horizon, you can see it coming… but are you really ready for it? We look forward to retirement with much anticipation, but have we anticipated the resources we’ll need to support that life change? This course helps define evaluation steps necessary in support of your new role. You will receive information on income planning, insurance reviews, evaluation of assets, important documents such as wills, POA, or Trust documents, and beyond. Join us to understand what you can do to plan for retirement.

May 14 - May 14
19/YR*ELI*1123*107
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

Jun 11 - Jun 11
19/YR*ELI*1123*108
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Smith

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Nutrition

Nutritional classes are offered by Heather Larsen of Eating for PR’s, LLC.

21 Day Real Food – Real Quick Challenge

Do you need a reset? This virtual challenge is led by dietitian Heather Larson, and sets you up with the tools you need to reset your eating habits by eating whole (and quick!) meals to fuel your body well. This 21 day challenge comes with 3 weekly meal plans, weekly e-check ins and support. Participants can enroll at any time between Dec. 1 - Apr 30. Once you have registered and paid online Heather will contact you to get the challenge underway! Cost $39   

19/yr*NON*2102*109

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Crafts

All Occasion Reminder

Never forget a birthday or anniversary again. This sign is not only cute but useful, all of your family’s birthdays and anniversaries all in the same cute location! We provide all the supplies needed, an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor will be collected the night of class. Sign up today as space is limited!

Birthday Sign

Apr 25 - Apr 25
19/YR*NON*2062*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Tech Center
Rm: 116 - $20.00

 

 

 

 

Burlap Flag Wreath

Come learn to make this patriot wreath just in time for you to display for Flag Day and Fourth of July, grab your friends and come get ready for summer!  There will be an additional $20 supply fee paid to the instructor the night of class. 

Flag WreathJun 11 - Jun 11
19/YR*NON*1035*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Bldg
Rm: 116 - $20.00
A. Winn

 

Home Sweet Home

Grab your friends and spend a fun night creating a piece of home decor to take home and be PROUD to display!  There will be several colors you can pick from to create this fun sign or bring your own.  There will be an additional $25 supply fee paid to the instructor the night of class.  Sign up early as space is limited!

Sweet Home SweetAug 8 - Aug 8
19/YR*NON*2062*105
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Advanced Technology Bldg
Room 116 - $20.00
A. Wynn

 

 

 

 

Craft Classes held at the Centerville Campus

Acrylic Pour Paint Class

Be trendy with this new popular and innovative way to use acrylic paint. Learn a variety of recipes and techniques to get the outcome you desire and be able to keep creating on your own. Class fees will cover the cost of paint, pouring mediums, and one 16x20 canvas. Participants are able to bring up to three more of their own canvases, size 16x20 or smaller.  

Acrylic Pour PaintMay 29- May 29
19/YR*NON*2062*106
Centerville Campus
Wed, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Room 3 - $40.00
M. Hines

 

Jul 09 - Jul 09
19/YR*NON*2062*107
Centerville Campus
Tue, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Room 3 - $40.00
M. Hines

Jul 25 - Jul 25
19/YR*NON*2062*108
Centerville Campus
Tue, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Room 3 - $40.00
M. Hines

Mom & Me Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye never goes out of style! Join this 2 hour workshop to learn or re-connect to your inner flower child. Participants, any adult and child pair are welcome, need to bring their own pre-washed white cotton t-shirt. Other white cotton items may be tie-dyed as well, bandannas, socks, sweatshirts, etc.

Participants may bring up to 3 items each to be dyed.  

Mom & Me Tie DyeJul 10 - Jul 10
19/YR*NON*1678*101
Centerville Campus
Wed, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Room 3 - $25.00
M. Hines

Jul 10 - Jul 10
19/YR*NON*1678*109
Centerville Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Room 3 - $25.00
M. Hines

Dream Catcher Wall Hangings

Give a classic craft a fresh spin! Learn how to weave a modern version of the classic dream catcher. Students will learn about a variety of usable materials and techniques and also take home a finished piece of art to display at home.

Dream CatcherJul 16 - Jul 17
19/YR*NON*1104*101
Centerville Campus
Tue & Wed, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Room 3 - $40.00
M. Hines

 

 

Clay Jewelry

An introduction to the possibilities of polymer clay as an art medium. Learn different polymer clay techniques as well as different jewelry making methods. Students will be able to take home 1-2 pieces of finished jewelry at the end of class and have knowledge on how to keep creating at home.

Clay JewelryJul 23 - Jul 23
19/YR*NON*1820*101
Centerville Campus
Tue, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Room 3 - $35.00
M. Hines

 

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Food & Entertainment 

Neatly on the Rocks

Join us for an evening talking about the history of bourbon, the flavor profiles, what makes a bourbon different than say, whiskey? We will talk about the fermenting process, preferring bourbons neat or on the rocks. This will be approximately a 2 hour class with tastings. A $35 supply fee will be due to the instructor the night of class he accepts cash, check and credit/debit cards.

Apr 12 - Apr 12
19/YR*NON*1517*101
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Studio - $25.00
A. Darland

Pasta Date Night  

During this class couples will make fresh pasta dough and talk about different ways to fill them.  You will prepare your pasta and once finished will have pasta, garlic bread and a small salad for dinner.  Come cook in our culinary lab and dine in Studio 525 for a fun evening!  You will work as a team of 2 during the class, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online.  This is preregister, prepay class and space is limited so sign up today!

 Apr 13 - Apr 13
19/YR*NON*2039*103
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Studio - $60.00
J. Juran 

Cake Decorating

Learn a variety of flowers, borders and special techniques. For class you will need: 4-6 cups medium decorating buttercream, your recipe or recipe from Wilton (www.wilton.com). Tips 3, 5, 12, 16, 20, 45, 104,352, 1M three couplers sets, 12" decorating bags,#7 flower nail, food coloring(green and a few flower colors), flower nails, small pointed scissors, toothpicks, parchment paper, metal spatula, powdered sugar, disposable bowls and an apron (optional).

Apr 23 - Apr 23
19/YR*NON*1032*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $70.00
S. Harter

Buttercream Succulents

Learn how to make a variety of the popular succulent plants out of buttercream. You will need to bring the following supplies to class: 4-6 cups firm decorating icing, preferably homemade recipe from Wilton (www.Wilton.com), six 12”decorating bags, 6 coupler sets, scissors, flower nails, 2-3 different green food coloring, also yellow, pink, brown, copper, dark purple or eggplant colors, tips 2,21,65, 81, 102, 104, 150, 199, 352, 4B,and 1M, toothpicks, plastic wrap, parchment paper, spatula, disposable bowls and powdered sugar.

Apr 24 - Apr 24
19/YR*NON*1032*104
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $25.00
S. Harter

Baking Basics

We will go over different terms and try to help build your confidence with making desserts.  There are tips and hints that will be given to make you able to make things faster and better. This is a hands on class so come ready to hone your skills. Bring an apron if you have one and a container to bring home some goodies once we are done.

May 11 - May 11
19/YR*NON*1266*102
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $30.00
J. Juran

Date Night: Burger, Brew and Sangria!

What could go better together than burgers and beer?!?  In this class created specifically for couples, you'll learn to make burgers for every taste, sides for every craving and some spectacular desserts - along with a thirst-quenching selection of beer and sangria. You will work as a team of 2 during the class so make it a date or grab your best friend, course fee is a per couple charge, only one participant per couple needs to register and pay online.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Burgers include:
Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Burger
Asian Burger, Topped with Asian Slaw and Hoisin Ketchup
All Day Burger with Fried Egg, Apple Wood Bacon on a Bed of Hashbrowns
All burgers served on Pretzel Buns

For your sides:
Romaine Wedges (with blue cheese, tomato and bacon)
Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans

For dessert:
Guinness and Baileys Ice Cream Float

Drinks include a variety of beer, sangria and lemonade.

Jun 21 - Jun 21
19/YR*NON*2039*104
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
$60.00
M. Fisher

Pies and Cobblers...OH MY!

Come learn how to make a crust and different fillings for some amazing pies.  During the class you will see how easy pie dough is to make and also how to create your own fillings if you want to make your own recipe up.  This is a hands on class so being your appetite and aprons if you have them.

Jul 20 - Jul 20
19/YR*NON*1135*101
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab - $30.00
J. Juran

Breakfast 101

You will learn how to make different types of eggs, crepes, pancakes and cinnamon rolls. 

Aug 10 - Aug 10
19/YR*NON*1415*101
Ottumwa Campus
Sat, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Culinary Lab - $30.00
J. Juran

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Fitness

Self-Defense Techniques for Everyday People

Be prepared.  Both men and women need to know simple, personal protection techniques to protect themselves or loved ones.  Learn from a self-defense expert, essential, easy-to-use close quarter defensive techniques and strategies, which use your body and your surroundings to increase personal safety.  If you work late, park in dark parking lots or are out alone at night, this class will teach you defensive techniques. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa campus in the Rural Health Education Center, Room 111 and instructed by D. Shaw.

Apr 11 - Apr 18
19/YR*NON*1904*104
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$60.00

Zumba

Do you have an inner Jennifer Lopez longing to emerge?  Then, come on out and join this one-hour class that will have you moving to a combination of Latin and current Pop music.  Brandea McCann is a certified Zumba® instructor that will have you burning a ton of calories without even realizing it!  No dance experience is required and all fitness levels are welcome. 

May 28 - Jul 02
19/YR*NON*1020*105
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Hellyer Student Life Ctr
Rm: 105 Dance - $25.00
B. McCann 

Warrior Bootcamp

A high intensity total body workout that combines strength and endurance through a combination of calisthenics, core work, interval training, plyometric exercises, muscle conditioning, and partner drills.  Ranging from circuit style that kick starts your cardiovascular fitness to creative muscle building exercises using minimal equipment.  Class is led by Gabby Zeller and all levels are welcome. Each class will bring its own challenges, no two classes will be the same, some held outside weather permitting!

May 28 - Aug 15
19/YR*NON*1825*103
Ottumwa Campus
Tues & Thurs, 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Tom Arnold Net Ctr
Rm: Weight - $75.00
G. Zeller

 It’s “Tee” Time- Indoor Golf Lessons

Just because it’s cold outside you don’t have to put your clubs away! The winter months are an excellent time to take lessons. You can focus on improving your technique without worrying about your game. Improve your swing and work on putting now and be ready for a better score when the season begin!

Apr 09 - May 14
19/YR*NON*1153*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 6:30PM, $60.00
Tom Arnold Net Center 
M. Lawson

Disc Golf FUNdamentals

Join Disc Golf Hall of Fame member, Bob Kramer, to learn the basics of Frisbee golf, along with a few advanced tips and tricks to help you learn the game or up your game.   This course will help you get ready to enjoy your spring and summer play on the many local disc golf courses in the area and around the country.

Apr 09 - Apr 09
19/YR*NON*1011*101
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Apr 25 - Apr 25
19/YR*NON*1011*102
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Jun 6 - Jun 6
19/YR*NON*1011*103
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A - $20.00
B. Kramer

Golf For Everybody

This class covers all of the basic skills needed to play golf.  Grip, stance, full swing, putting, chipping and pitching are covered as well as etiquette and rules.  Class will be held at Cedar Creek Golf Course.  If you are already a golfer wanting to improve your game or just starting out this class if for you. 

May 29 - Jul 03
19/YR*NON*1153*103
Wed, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Cedar Creek Golf Course
13120 Angle Rd, Ottumwa
$60.00     M. Lawson

May 29 - Jul 03
19/YR*NON*1153*104
Wed, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Cedar Creek Golf Course
13120 Angle Rd, Ottumwa
$60.00     M. Lawson

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Healthy  Relationship Iowa - Free Classes!    Love  

For additional information on the classes listed below please contact Aprile Goodman at 641-777-5581. Registration information:  https://healthyrelationshipsiowa.org/

How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette

This FREE "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette" workshop helps you follow your heart without losing your mind. Single and single-again individuals learn how to pace relationships to avoid the ‘love-is-blind’ syndrome. You’ll learn five dynamics that accurately predict what your partner will be like long-term. There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Sat, Mar 9, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Growing Better Marriages

This workshop, “Growing Better Marriages,” gives dating and married couples new insight into their strength and growth areas, and married couples restored passion for their marriage with new peace and commitment. Trained professionals facilitate new skills, a world-class PREPARE-ENRICH assessment, and relationship coaching.  There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Mar 12 - Mar 13
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Apr 12 - Apr 13
Fri, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Healthy Iowa Relationships for Work+Home (HIRe)™

Build healthy relationships with co-workers, family and friends! “Healthy Iowa Relationships for Work+Home (HIRe)™" is a FREE skills-based workshop that enhances job and career advancement, stability and mobility, and helps family relationships endure and strengthen during times of stress. There is no fee to attend this class and you will receive a 50.00 Walmart card for completing the pre and post-test.  

Class will be held in the Advanced Technology Center- Room 111A

Apr 6 - Apr 6
Sat, 9:00AM to 4:00PM



Amy HammackAmy Hammack, Coordinator

Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
Email: Amy.Hammack@indianhills.edu 

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.